Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
On those who hope for His lovingkindness.
Can you recall your earliest childhood memories? Can you picture that moment you were about to do something successfully and longed for your parents’ attention? Perhaps, you wanted your father (or your mother) to see you ride your bicycle on your own.
“Look Mommy! Look Daddy! I can do it. Do you see me? Do you see me?”
I vividly remember this moment in my own life. When I was a little girl, I remember trying to perform some cartwheels. At first, I was scared and could not do them afraid I would hurt myself or worst fall on my head. With a little practice, this girl was able to cartwheel away like there was no tomorrow. I was so proud of myself and happy to have mastered the technique. I wanted my mother to be the first to know about my success and see me in action. So I called out to her with a very excited voice and put on a show just for her. Knowing that she was watching brought me so much joy.
At other times in my life, her gaze simply comforted me because I knew that as long as she had her eyes on me, I was safe. As I got older, particularly in my teenage years, I was not so fond of my mother’s gaze or her checking my every move specially when I was messing up. Those episodes definitely led to some much needed discipline, after all, she saw me. She saw all of me: the good, the bad and the ugly. Still, she loved me.
You can probably relate to this (at least I hope you can as I am aware that each of us have had a very different childhood and upbringing). Whatever the case may have been in your past, know that there is One who has always seen you and who continues to see you even now.
Our Heavenly Father always keeps His eyes fixed on us. He can see you, yes, all of you.! There is truly no use in trying to hide from Him.
He sees how you live.
He sees every action.
He sees every act of kindness.
He sees every argument, dispute and act of transgression.
Yet, like a good parent, He sees you and is there to cheer you on your success, to comfort you in your distress and sadness, and to protect you day and night.
Those whose God is the Lord can be assured that they never go unnoticed and that is good news!
The Lord’s eyes are fixed on you.
Here’s another good new: unlike with mortal parents, you do not have to shout “look at me” to get God’s attention. This perfect Father sees you every second of every day, ready to reward you, protect, comfort, love, listen and discipline you. You are truly never out of His sight and He is always ready to hear you. The author of Psalm 33 tells us in verse 18 that God keeps His eyes fixed on those who fear (or revere) Him and depend on Him. That is good news!
Throughout your day, do not fear or be troubled for you have the assurance of God’s presence as His child and the assurance that He sees you. So if you are feeling vulnerable, confused or think that God has abandoned you, rest assured that He is present still. His eyes look on you with love, a love so deep and wide that it compelled Him to give His only Son to redeem you.
Father, I thank you and praise you that your eyes are always on me. You always see me. Forgive me for the times when what you have observed in my life did not please you. I am amazed that you see all of me:the good, the bad and the ugly yet you still love me. Thank you for seeing your Son Jesus when you look at me. Thank you for watching over me. Thank you that I do not have to beg for your attention but you freely, graciously and willingly keep me in your sight. I bless your Holy name and pray this to you in the name of your Son Jesus. Amen
Psalm 33:13-15 | Psalm 34:15 | Job 34:21 | Jeremiah 32:19